Stock Android phones feature a clean, efficient interface and hence, offer more storage to the end-user and more often than not, offer more fluid performance. Many consumers prefer stock Android phones due to their clean design and ease of use. We have curated a list of the best smartphones with Google’s pure Android on board. Take a look and choose the best option for your needs:
Motorola One Vision was launched recently in India with dual rear cameras, a punch-hole display and Samsung Exynos 9609 octa-core processor. The device is a part of the Android One program which means that it will receive software updates on time for the next two years. Out of the box, the Motorola One Vision boots the Android 9 Pie and will also receive the upcoming Android Q, as and when it rolls out for the general public. The phone is equipped with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio display, 4GB of RAM and a 25MP selfie snapper. The rear camera configuration includes a 48MP primary Samsung GM-1 sensor paired with a 5MP depth sensor. This device is priced affordably and its stock Android makes it even more attractive for Indian consumers.
This phone was launched in India last month and came as the first Nokia device to carry a ‘selfie notch’. This affordable smartphone is an Android One offering, just like the other devices by Nokia and runs the stock Android 9 Pie out of the box. It carries a 5.7-inch IPS LCD 19:9 aspect ratio display and runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The Nokia 4.2 features a dual rear camera set up with a 13MP + 2MP configuration. For selfie enthusiasts, the device features an 8MP front camera. A dedicated button to launch Google Assistant is also a part of the package along with a 3,000mAh battery capacity.
Launched in 2018, the Xiaomi Mi A2 is one of the few offerings by the brand to run stock Android. The other phones by Xiaomi run Android-based MIUI which didn’t have an app drawer. The Mi A2 on the other hand runs stock Android 9 Pie (after being upgraded from 8.1 Oreo) with a modified camera app and couple of Xiaomi apps. This phone is also meant for budget-conscious consumers and it carries a 5.99-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The performance is handled by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. The dual camera configuration on the back has 12MP + 20MP sensors while the selfie snapper has a 20MP lens as well. The smartphone carries special features like Google Assistant, AI-driven photo sorting and battery management abilities, as it is an Android One offering.
This smartphone by ASUS was announced in December last year with a notched display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor, multiple variants and stock Android. The budget-friendly ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 carries a dual rear camera configuration with a 12MP Sony IMX486 sensor and a 5MP depth sensor. A 13MP selfie snapper resides comfortably in the notch while the phone is capable of recording 4K videos and comes with Electronic Image Stabilisation. The phone is not an Android One offering but it doesn’t carry any custom-made skin on top and hence, provides the original Android experience in this price range. The phone comes with Android 8.1 Oreo pre-installed with few ASUS-specific customisations like ZenMotion gestures and Smart Screen On feature.
This device might come as a surprise to readers but the Infinix Note 5 is a capable Android One smartphone. It is equipped with a 6-inch IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio of 19:9. It runs on MediaTek Helio P23 processor with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of ROM. The phone has a glossy back panel and a 12MP main shooter. At the front, we get a 16MP selfie snapper with AI capabilities. Being an Android One offering, the phone was launched with the stock Android 8.1 Oreo and has been upgraded to Android 9 Pie since. Its USP is a 4,500mAh battery capacity and multiple colour variants.
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